After watching some episodes of Extreme Couponing on TLC, I’ve decided to stop throwing away all the coupons I get in the mail and give the whole thing a try. I don’t want to go “crazy” and create a stockpile in my basement of Frito Lays chips and deodorant, but I would like to save some money on my grocery bills.
I told my sister my plan earlier today and she laughed. “What. I didn’t think you had that much time on your hands!”
I don’t have that much time on my hands, but this one lady on this one blog that I found after spending an hour looking for online coupons on obscure blogs said that she does her couponing in one hour out of one day a week. I think I can do that.
I think so often coupons get a bad rep. I, for one, threw out my coupons because I assumed that they were more trouble than anything else. “Who has time to take our scissors and cut them out?” That was my rationale then. But now, after seeing people save hundreds of dollars on groceries, I’ve changed.
I want to save money. I want to buy a white binder and baseball card holders and walk around grocery stores like I know what I am doing. On the blog I read about how to be an extreme couponer, she suggested that everyone know their targeted grocery stores’ coupon policies and include a copy of those policies in their white binders. It sounds intense, right? But, I guess it will be worth it. When I save some money, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Do you use coupons at the grocery store? Have you seen the hit show on TLC called “Extreme Couponing”?